TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 3)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 3.

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week three. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic, a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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2014 NFL Draft Top Five Series: Tight Ends

Connor Rogers continues his “Top Five” series, breaking down the best tight ends the 2014 NFL Draft has to offer.

With the top five quarterbacks in the books, it is time to move on to the tight ends. Jets fans should keep an eye on this group, as I would be shocked if none of these guys are wearing Jet green and white after the NFL Draft. Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft Top Five Series: Tight Ends”

New York Jets Specific NFL Draft Rankings: Tight End

We’re still getting snow up here in the Northeast, but the NFL Draft is creeping closer and closer.  Thus, it’s time to tackle some of the better fits for the Jets at another position of need: tight end. Continue reading “New York Jets Specific NFL Draft Rankings: Tight End”

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 9) – Zach Sudfeld Edition

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week seven. 

The Jets were without starting tight ends Kellen Winslow Jr. and Jeff Cumberland against the Saints. While their absence was felt, a young hero stepped up off the bench. A film study on Zach Sudfeld’s rise to the starting line up after the jump…

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of the Season)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week four. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 3)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 3

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week two. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 2)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 2

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week two. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 1)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends for their week 1 performance

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week one. 

Going into the offseason, anyone claiming a Jets’ tight end would lead the team in receiving week one would be immediately informed of a bridge for sale. Yet, here we stand, following a roller coaster of a win and the Jets tight ends may have out performed all other position groups (excluding the defensive line).

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